DODOMA: DODOMA-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH), Central Zone Referral Hospital, has received two fully equipped ambulances from the government.
The two ambulances, which the government had acquired from the government of India during President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s state visit to the South Asian nation last year, were handed over the weekend by Member of Parliament (MP) for Dodoma Urban Constituency, Mr Anthony Mavunde, during a ceremony held on the grounds of the BMH.
Dodoma Urban MP, Mr Mavunde, noted that the donation is vital for the BMH, which covers the Central Zone regions and neighbouring regions, and that the two ambulances would help the 400-bed facility to rush patients to and from the Hospital during emergency and referral.
“I am grateful to the government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan for her commitment to improving the health sector in the country,” the MP, who is also Minister for Minerals said.
Echoing the sentiments of the Dodoma MP, Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Ms Rosemary Senyamule, noted that the two ambulances offered by the government show the commitment by President Samia to uplift the health sector.
“I am pleased to receive two ambulances for the BMH today (Friday). This shows the government’s commitment to uplift the health sector,” she said.
Executive Director of the Hospital, Dr Alphonce Chandika, expressed gratitude to the government for the ambulances and that they would address the challenge of rushing patients to the National Referral Hospital once a referral happens.